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1 July 2015 Occurrence of Rhytidodoides similis Price, 1939 (Digenea: Rhytidodidae) and Lesions Due to Spirorchiid Eggs in a Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas Linnaeus, 1758 (Testudines, Cheloniidae), from Brazil
Max R. Werneck, Érika Binoti, Isabella V. F. Martins, Antonio De Calais Junior, Moara C. Gomes, Jankerle N. Boeloni, Alessandro Trazzi, Bruno Berger
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This paper describes the first occurrence of Rhytidodoides similis Price, 1939, parasitizing a juvenile green turtle (Chelonia mydas Linnaeus, 1758) found on the coast of Brazil. This parasite is known only from C. mydas, with previous reports of occurrences in the liver and gall bladder of green sea turtles found in the United States, Panama, and Costa Rica. In this case, no gross or microscopic lesions were found on the liver associated with R. similis. However, microscopic analysis of the liver revealed granulomas of trematode eggs consistent with spirorchiids.

The Helminthological Society of Washington
Max R. Werneck, Érika Binoti, Isabella V. F. Martins, Antonio De Calais Junior, Moara C. Gomes, Jankerle N. Boeloni, Alessandro Trazzi, and Bruno Berger "Occurrence of Rhytidodoides similis Price, 1939 (Digenea: Rhytidodidae) and Lesions Due to Spirorchiid Eggs in a Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas Linnaeus, 1758 (Testudines, Cheloniidae), from Brazil," Comparative Parasitology 82(2), 291-295, (1 July 2015). https://doi.org/10.1654/4747.1
Published: 1 July 2015
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